How to Choose the Right Tiles for Your Fireplace

Choosing tiles for your fireplace can be tricky but there are lots of choices available. Here we look at the choices and how to choose the best tile for your fireplace.

The fireplace is the heart of any room, and so it is very important that you choose the right look when you update it. If you are renovating any room with a fireplace, then the fireplace is a wonderful place to start as it sets the tone for the whole space.

One tricky decision you will need to make when you renovate your fireplace is which tiles to choose. There are many tile materials and colours to choose from, so you're guaranteed to find something you like. The first step is considering all the different options so you can get an idea of what is available.

How to Choose the Right Tiles for Your Fireplace

Natural Stone

Natural stone floor tiles used on a fireplace create a very natural and traditional look. Stone can also add a warm and rustic feel to the fire aesthetic. Marble, granite, slate and limestone are all different types of stone tile you can choose from, and each one has different properties that are beneficial to the aesthetic and practicality of a fireplace.

Marble - Marble is opulent and luxurious and also timeless when it comes to decor. It comes in many different styles from expensive beautiful Italian featuring coloured veins, to more affordable but still beautiful shades and tones.

Granite - Granite has a speckled look and looks stunning when it is polished. There are many different shades of granite to choose from.

Slate - Slate is very rustic and natural looking and comes in the most beautiful earthy tones. It looks wonderful with traditional fires and log burners. Slate effect porcelain tiles have come a long way and can be hard to tell apart from the real thing.

Limestone - Limestone is very soft and pretty and is often used to provide a neutral look to a fireplace.


Mosaic tiles are a way to add character to your fireplace. They are extremely modern and elegant, particularly the mosaic glass wall tiles. Glass glistens with the fire so adding glass wall tiles would add a different aesthetic and dimension to your fire when it is lit.

Porcelain Tiles & Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic and porcelain tiles are very durable and work with all kinds of modern and traditional fireplace